The unit on protists is one that I used to dread, mainly because the world of microscopic organisms does not ever seem particularly interesting to students, where only a small percentage of them seem to care about the Ameba and Paramecium. Furthermore, studying protozoa seems to be disconnected from real world applications. Laboratory investigations can…
Simple activity for observing cells. Use methylene blue and toothpicks to gently scrape cells from the inside of a cheek and view under a microscope.
A three step method for basic use of the light microscope. Easy to post for students to follow when using the microscope.